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    QuadGT Drivers Confusion

    I am a little confused with the situation regarding Drivers on the abit websites for the QuadGT. There seem to be different versions plus some items that maybe should not even be there?

    For example why are there two Gigabit LAN drivers, the 8110SC and the 8111B? The versions in UK and US are completely different (8110SC v5.650 & v6.63), (8111B v5.56 & 6.63). Which is the correct one for the QuadGT (8111B I believe?)?
    Why is there a 3132 RAID installation disk?


    UK update site (logically as I am in UK this is the one I would use:
    http://www.abit.com.tw/page/uk/downl...ET_TYPE=LGA775



    US update site seems to have different list and versions:
    http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/...es=1&model=335

    I would have expected all the different sites to mirror an identical set of downloads, and for the choices to be accurate and relevant to each board? Would cirtainly help to reduce confusion for an old 'un like me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EtheAv8r View Post
    I am a little confused with the situation regarding Drivers on the abit websites for the QuadGT. There seem to be different versions plus some items that maybe should not even be there?
    Yes, the pages for the QuadGT are a bit screwed up. Part of the reason for this is because they seemed, initially at least, to be a copy and paste of the AB9 Pro pages. This explains why there are drivers for devices, like the SiI3132 controller that simply aren't on the QuadGT PCB.

    For example why are there two Gigabit LAN drivers, the 8110SC and the 8111B? The versions in UK and US are completely different (8110SC v5.650 & v6.63), (8111B v5.56 & 6.63). Which is the correct one for the QuadGT (8111B I believe?)?
    No, the board has the RTL8110SC NIC. It's worth bookmarking this one, as it's Realtek's own page which lists the latest drivers for all supported OSes.

    Why is there a 3132 RAID installation disk?
    See above!

    UK update site (logically as I am in UK this is the one I would use:
    US update site seems to have different list and versions:
    I tend to find the global (abit.com.tw) download pages are the closest to current, but at end of day with all of them you're reliant on Abit's various webmasters keeping them updated. If you go straight to the monkey, rather than the organ grinder, as it were, and bookmark the appropriate pages on the component manufacturers' sites, you get the latest, and, theoretically, greatest.

    I would have expected all the different sites to mirror an identical set of downloads, and for the choices to be accurate and relevant to each board? Would cirtainly help to reduce confusion for an old 'un like me!
    That's far too logical! All joking aside, Abit's various websites seem to be written by different individuals working for different companies, rather than being co-ordinated from one central hub. This explains, if not excuses, the disparities.
    BH6, BX6 2.0, BE6, BE6-II 2.0, ST6-RAID, BE6-II 2.0 (again), BD7-RAID, BD7II-RAID, IC7-G, IC7 Max3, AB9 QuadGT, IX38 QuadGT. IX58... Oh, b*ll*cks. RIP Abit

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    Thank you Richh

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    afaik pretty much all the abit websites are done & hosted from Taiwan.
    The 1 obvious exception is abit-USA & they have been without a webmaster for a while now hence why their site is a bit out of date ...

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